SUMMER TEEN WORKSHOP
Thank you to everyone involved in the production. We hope to see you all again next summer!

 

July 27, 2018-August 5, 2018
She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Britt Boyd
Music Direction by Tatiana Kruse

Choreography by Christina Masson Ronquillo
Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia, Georg, and an unforgettable ensemble of quirky characters to discover the identity of Amalia's true love... and of all the twists and turns along the way!

MEET THE CAST

Alegra Batara (Amalia) is incredibly excited to be part of She Loves Me! This is a new and thrilling challenge that she is absolutely loving. You may have seen her previously at Shorecrest High School in shows such as Bring It On! (Campbell), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), and Once On This Island (Ti Moune), or in the Edmonds Driftwood Players' holiday musicals. Alegra just finished her first year at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University earning her BFA in Musical Theater. Love and everlasting gratitude to everyone at SecondStory for making her feel so welcome. Love to Mom, Dad, Jaden, and her Dear (WebCo) Friends who have supported her the whole way.

Rafael de Leon (Georg Nowack) is thrilled to be making one last hoorah onstage in SecondStory Repertory’s production of She Loves Me!  Rafael de Leon has previously worked with SecondStory in Into the Woods (Baker), Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde), The Snow Queen (Kai/Prince), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache).  He sincerely thanks the Squolf for such a wonderful four years.  He would also like to thank Coach Bob Jones and, finally, his family for their love and support.

Emily Brooks (Illona Ritter) is thrilled to return to SSR after playing Anne in Anne of Green Gables on the mainstage last fall. Other favorites: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) at Studio East; Rising Star Project productions of The Pajama Game (DC), How to Succeed…, and Carousel at 5th Ave. Emily will be studying theater at Northwestern University this fall. Many thanks to Britt, Tatiana, Christina, Kim, and Aaron!

Christian West (Kodaly) is extremely excited to be returning to SecondStory after being seen here in Evita and A Christmas Carol. Some of his other favorites have been School of Rock (Lawrence), Seussical (Wickersham), and Peter Pan at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, and Cinderella, The Music Man, and Oliver at The 5th Ave Theatre. Love & thanks to Mom, Dad, and the cast & crew of She Loves Me.

Paul Brooks (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be performing in his first production at SSR! Other credits include Jack in Into the Woods and a caroler in Twas the Night, both at Studio East. Paul also enjoys playing drums, piano and guitar. Thanks to the cast and crew!

Leah Sainz-Jones (Sipos) This is Leah’s first show with SecondStory Repertory, and she is thrilled to be playing Ladislav Sipos. She is currently attending Cornish College of the Arts with a major in Musical Theater. Two of her favorite past roles are Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and Madame De La Grande Bouche in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In her free time you will find her hiking, working out, cooking, writing poetry, doing yoga, and painting. She would like to thank her friends and family— especially Kate and Kris Jones— for their love and support, and her boyfriend Cody.

Celine Athan (Ensemble) has been acting since fifth grade and singing since she was a little girl. She did several plays and musicals with Redmond Academy of Drama Arts. She enjoys challenging roles, mostly the ones that have singing numbers. She has a beautiful voice and was picked to participate in Sammamish Teen Show as an opening art where she performed her fav number from the Broadway show Newsies. Most recently she was hired by Seattle Talent Agency. Celine was particularly excited to join SecondStory with their exciting productions.

 

 

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